Spurgeon was a well-known farmer and building hauler who lived in Lauretta and Alma. In 1930 he moved his entire homestead up the Centerline Road to Alma - a distance of less than a mile. He moved the 12-year-old house, barns, and even the orchard. My brother Kerras built a scaled model depicting the move.
Mabel (Jeffery) Barnett recalls the day the house passed by her family home (where Kerras lives today) - it was a memorable scene for a little 5-1/2 years old girl.
Below are photos of the house and barn.
Above, L-R: Mary, George & Eva Jeffery with their mother Dorcas (Collicutt) JefferyKerras donated his motel to the Alberton Museum - below is a little booklet made-up for the occasion. (click on the image to enlarge)
Here's photos of the model...